FK UPH Holds 3D Brain Education for the Public.

The lack of knowledge on brain functions results in the lack of care on brain health. According to Prof. Dr.Dr.dr. Eka J. Wahjoepramono, Sp.Bs., Ph.D., Doctor and Professor of the Medical Faculty of UPH who specializes in neurosurgery, the brain is one of the most vital organs of the body that controls the entire body movement. The brain has a mass of 1.5 kilograms and is comprised of one hundred million neurons. The brain forms synapses by connecting neurons. These synapses can develop and can add on to its number if we always use it to the fullest.

Prof. Eka explained, “One case is Albert Einstein’s brain that is on display at the Mutter Museum, Pennsylvania, United States of America. Albert Einstein has a brain that is similar to ours, but he utilized it to the max in his lifetime, allowing his synapses to develop and making him one of the smartest.”

Prof. Eka explained this phenomenon at the 3D Brain Education seminar titled “The Amazing Human Brain and the Potential Catastrophe” on 30 November 2019 at Studio Cinemaxx, Lippo Village Karawaci, Tangerang.

The seminar was initiated by UPH Medical Faculty (FK UPH) and Siloam Hospitals, who made it unique and interactive. The participants were comprised of high school students, university students, parents, and the public. In the seminar, amazing facts of the human brain, diseases that disrupt brain functions, and how the diseases are handled by specialized doctors were explained in detail.

In addition to educating people on brain functions, the film also portrays how to anticipate disturbances in the brain due to diseases. Through this activity, organizers hope that they can increase knowledge and awareness of human brain health. In her explanation, dr. Eka also added that diseases that attack the human brain are classified into four categories, that is, curable (tumor), avoidable (stroke), controllable (small tumor), and uncurable (cancer).

Prof. Eka explained, “As of today, there are many hospitals and specialized doctors in Indonesia that are able to handle brain-related diseases. Because of this, we don’t need to travel far to treat it because doctors in Indonesia are competent and are supported by advanced technology.”

At the end of the seminar, dr. Eka advised that participants should do regular check-ups from an early age. By doing check-ups, diseases and abnormalities can be pinpointed and can be discontinued.

In an attempt to provide education on the human brain, the seminar introduces FK UPH, led by Prof. Eka as its Dean, as the leading medical school that is accredited. The students of FK UPH also receive opportunities to practice and to be taught directly by the best doctors from Siloam Hospital.

The 3D Brain Education film has a duration of sixty minutes, allowing viewers to ask questions directly to Prof. Eka after. One of the participants, who is a Grade 12 student from Surya Bangsa, said that he was interested in the explanation and was interested in applying to FK UPH. Another participant, who is a high school teacher, expressed their gratitude to UPH and Siloam Hospital for this activity.